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    Trek 7200 Crank Upgrade

    Hi folks,

    Thanks in advance for your words of wisdom, sarcasm, & other posts. All are enjoyed equally.
    My lady has a Trek 7200 (no giggles please she likes it.) whose crank is quite gone. I'm not sure what year it is. I suspect it's about 4 years old, so it's a shimano c201 riveted together crank, with whatever the stock BB is.
    I need to replace it, all the LBS's are buried so I'm hoping somebody can tell me a bolt on replacement crank, or a reasonable (not horribly expensive, I have hopes of getting her on something different at some point) Crank, BB upgrade. Yes I'll spend the extra money if it's a good choice. Yup she likes the "Guard" that's on the 201 (come to think of it I get tired of marks on my leg too ) So that would be prefered, but not vital. Any suggestions for putting a real fork on one of these as well? If I can't ween her off it, I can probaby get her off the unecessary suspension fork.


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    Edmonds, WA

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    Nashbar has several house brand cranks in both MTB and road configuration that are very inexpensive. Here's one for only $45 that sounds like just what you are looking for:

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

    You may need a different length bottom bracket but try the current one first.

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    I swapped out the original crank on my trek 7300 ( i think it was a shimano Nexave) with a bontrager select 26/36/48. I had to replace the BB also to maintain proper chainline. I think put a truvativ 73x118 on it if I remember correctly.

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    I'd try to hunt down a used MTB crankset with life left in the chainrings and buy a new bottom bracket.

    The whole thing is worth about $40 and as good a new $100 set up.

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